Joel Morrow was editor of the journal Biodynamics for over thirty years, in which he published regular 'biographies' of vegetables. The 76 biographies in this book address all aspects of the vegetables, including how to grow them, their climate of origin, their transformation over time, and their nutritional and therapeutic potential.Arranged alphabetically -- from Asian Brassicas to Winter Squash -- this unique book is more than just a gardening guide. Inspired by Rudolf Steiner's spiritual view of nature, it offers a complete understanding of the vegetables, revealing their inner characteristics and helping growers to improve plant health and yields.
" In the 1980s, Joel became editor of the journal Biodynamics. In it, he began his interviews with vegetables, which have continued for 30 years. This book is the result of those "biographies.
Author: Joel Morrow
Publisher: Lindisfarne Books
ORGANIC GARDENING. This book offers biographies of 76 vegetables with detailed accounts of how to grow them, their climate of origin, their transformation over time, and their nutritional and therapeutic potential. This book is not only a gardening guide; it also guides the reader inwardly to perceive a vegetable as "a work of art, a journey, a rite of passage into the natural world." Vegetable Gardening for Organic and Biodynamic Growers is destined to become not just a perennially useful guide, but also a favourite bedside book.
ORGANIC GARDENING. This book offers biographies of 76 vegetables with detailed accounts of how to grow them, their climate of origin, their transformation over time, and their nutritional and therapeutic potential.
Author: Joel Morrow
Category: Organic gardening
Various studies have shown time and again that small organic farms and home gardens are capable of producing more food per acre with less fossil energy than large-scale commercial agricultural installations dependent on machines and toxic chemical fertilizers and pesticides. This classic book by Wolf D. Storl, a respected elder in the practice of permaculture, details how food is grown holistically and beautifully by traditional communities around the world, and shows how to apply their ancient wisdom to our own gardens. With interest in natural, sustainable, organic and local food at an all-time high, people are looking beyond their farmers markets and CSA cooperatives to hyperlocal ways of growing healthy, delicious produce in urban gardens and their own backyards. Culture and Horticulture details time-tested methods that are as effective today as they were hundreds of years ago. On the practical front, the book works as a manual for creating and maintaining a bountiful harvest. It explains how to build the soil to maintain fertility; how to produce compost; how to plant, sow, and tend the various fruit and vegetable plants; how to rotate crops and practice companion planting; how to set up a favorable microclimate; how to deal with so-called weeds and pests; how to harvest at the right time; and finally how to store vegetables and herbs. Special emphasis is given to the art and science of composting, the compost being the "heart" of any self-sufficient garden and a model for the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. At the same time the reader is introduced to the wider aspects of horticulture, to its historical, philosophical, and cosmological contexts and social relevance. Gardening is a cultural activity, shaped by peoples' thoughts, wishes, and needs as well as by their cultural traditions. The author, an anthropologist by profession who has investigated the gardening practices of indigenous people throughout the world and worked for many years on biodynamic farms and in his own food garden, will introduce the reader to Rudolf Steiner's vision of the garden as an organic unit, embedded in the context of terrestrial and cosmic forces. Storl explains the importance of cosmic rhythms (solar, lunar, and planetary), the role of biodynamic herbal preparations as "medicines" for the garden organism, and the so-called "etheric" and "astral" forces. The book presents a vision of the garden as seen through the eyes of "Goethean science," a magical place where alchemical transformations of material substances take place.
This classic book by Wolf D. Storl, a respected elder in the practice of permaculture, details how food is grown holistically and beautifully by traditional communities around the world, and shows how to apply their ancient wisdom to our ...
Author: Wolf D. Storl
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Morrow, J., Vegetable Gardening for Organic and Biodynamic Growers, SteinerBooks, Incorporated, 2014. Barkin, D., La gestión del agua urbana en México. In La gestión del agua urbana en México: retos, debates y bienestar, Guadalajara, ...
Author: Syngellakis, S.
Publisher: WIT Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Across the globe, people are challenging the agro-industrial food system and its exploitation of people and resources, reduction of local food varieties, and negative health consequences. In this collection leading international anthropologists explore food activism across the globe to show how people speak to, negotiate, or cope with power through food. Who are the actors of food activism and what forms of agency do they enact? What kinds of economy, exchanges, and market relations do they practice and promote? How are they organized and what are their scales of political action and power relations? Each chapter explores why and how people choose food as a means of forging social and economic justice, covering diverse forms of food activism from individual acts by consumers or producers to organized social groups or movements. The case studies embrace a wide geographical spectrum including Cuba, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Mexico, Italy, Canada, France, Colombia, Japan, and the USA. This is the first book to examine food activism in diverse local, national, and transnational settings, making it essential reading for students and scholars in anthropology and other fields interested in food, economy, politics and social change.
Most of these winegrowers who adopted organic or biodynamic methods first joined the Lemaire & Boucher or Nature et Progrès movements and, ... in addition, they may also grow wheat, make their own bread, and have a vegetable garden.
Author: Carole Counihan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Social Science
Organic farming comes with many connotations of 'natural', 'wholesome', 'healthy', 'superior', 'environmentally friendly', and 'sustainable'. But just what is the scientific evidence behind the claims of healthier food and better farming systems made by the organic movement? Using peer reviewed literature, the latest studies, and a rigorous investigation of claims made by opponents of conventional farming, the author provides an even handed and scientifically objective review of the contributions of organic farming to human health, crop yields, the environment, and agriculture from a global perspective. The aim is to separate out the marketing spin, the claims of one camp or another, and political ideologies to provide a straightforward appraisal of both the benefits and exaggerated claims of organic farming. The approach taken is to present the evidence in the form of data, study results, and presentation of source material for the claims made by conventional and organic, and leave the reader to make their own judgements on the validity of the case for organic over conventional farming. The book also addresses a fundamental question in modern farming-organic agriculture's ability to feed the world in the face of a growing population and growing demand for meat. It provides a timely scientific comparison of the practices, relative yields, and benefits of organic versus conventional agriculture. The ways conventional farming has progressed from hunter gatherer days and possible future developments are discussed. Conventional and Organic Farming will be an ideal book for agricultural policy makers, researchers and academics, as well as agricultural students, conventional, and organic farmers. [Subject: Farm Studies, Agriculture Studies, Agricultural Policy]
Growing vegetables on allotments and in gardens is often described as being organic, which is clearly not the case. ... They are distinguished here as firstly biodynamic farming and secondly mainstream organic farming.
Author: Victor M. Shorrocks
Publisher: 5m Books Ltd
Category: Technology & Engineering
#1 — The Best Country and Rural Living Books* #1 — 15 Best Homesteading Books for Beginners in 2021** For more than 50 years, this homesteading classic is the essential book of basic skills and country wisdom for living off the land, being prepared, and doing it yourself. Keep your family healthy, safe, and independent--no matter what's going on in the world. From homesteaders to urban farmers, and everyone in between, there is a desire for a simpler way of life: a healthier, greener, more self-sustaining, and holistic approach that allows you to survive and thrive—even in uncertain times. With its origins in the back-to-the-land movement of the late 1960s, Carla Emery’s landmark book has grown into a comprehensive guide to living a self-sustaining lifestyle. Learn how to live independently in this comprehensive guide, including how to: * Can, dry, and preserve food * Plan your garden * Grow your own food * Make 20-minute cheese * Make your own natural skincare products * Bake bread * Cook on a wood stove * Learn beekeeping * Raise chickens, goats, and pigs * Create natural skincare products * Make organic bug spray * Treat your family with homemade remedies * Make fruit leather * Forage for wild food * Spin wool into yarn * Mill your own flour * Tap a maple tree And more! Basic, thorough, and reliable, this book deserves a place in urban and rural homes alike. This 50th anniversary edition includes updated resources. * Bookscrolling.com ** OutdoorHappens.com
Pfeiffer Center offers educational seminars and intemships in biodynamic farming and gardening, including training in organic beekeeping 845-352-5020, ext. 20, sax845-352-5071; 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., chestnut Ridge, NY 10977, ...
Author: Carla Emery
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Category: House & Home
Naturalness is a hot topic in the wine world. But what exactly is a natural wine? For this book, best-selling wine writer Jamie Goode has teamed up with winemaker and Master of Wine Sam Harrop to explore the wide range of issues surrounding authenticity in wine. Sam Harrop initially trained as a winemaker in New Zealand.
“A good organic wine grower may well have better grapes come harvest than a bad biodynamic one,” says Waldin. ... “I used to make compost as a kid with my dad for our vegetable garden, so I was always into the idea that the best veggies ...
Author: Jamie Goode
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Health and beauty begin from within. Covering nature, skin, health and self care, Natural Wellness Every Day is bursting with insights, tips and recipes for a complete mind-body approach to wellbeing. Guided by the experts at Weleda, this manual draws on 100 years of expertise to bring specialist holistic advice to all - from soothing rituals and natural remedies, to the powerful benefits of seasonal self-care. This book will not only educate you on the natural powers and uses of certain herbs and flowers, debunk health and beauty jargon around sustainability and encourage you to embrace effective self-care rituals, it will also speak to the power of uniting yourself with the natural world and its cycles to offer practical solutions to everyday health and skin dilemmas and promote health and wellbeing throughout the seasons. Natural Wellness Every Day is a complete guide to natural care of earth, skin, self and health, guiding you towards a routine that will activate your wellness from within and care for the planet at the same time.
There are lots of similarities between organic and biodynamic gardening, such as growing healthy nutritious vegetables and herbs, not using synthetic fertilisers and sprays, encouraging beneficial wildlife into the garden, ...
Author: Emine Rushton
Publisher: Random House
Category: Health & Fitness
Biodynamic gardening makes use of natural cycles and mindful planting to take organic gardening to the next level, and Biodynamic Gardening covers everything. Topics include soil preparations, lunar charts, composting, cycles of rest, rich and healthy soil, organically controlling pests, ripening plants, and more. Grow delicious vegetables and healthy food, or grow beautiful blooms and flowers with the information you'll find in Biodynamic Gardening.This detailed book is an indispensable guide for both experienced, beginning, and prospective biodynamic farmers and gardeners.
Grow delicious vegetables and healthy food, or grow beautiful blooms and flowers with the information you'll find in Biodynamic Gardening.This detailed book is an indispensable guide for both experienced, beginning, and prospective ...
Author: John Maxwell, PH D
Publisher: Independently Published